Our StoryShear Inc. is a 35-year family owned corporation with interests and projects throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and California. Soon after he and his partners sold their majority interest in Rainbow Resources Inc. to Williams Companies in 1978, Chuck Shear left Williams and returned to his childhood town of Grand Junction, Colorado. He started Shear Inc. to work on some small projects in the Piceance Basin and it grew from there. Chuck’s sons Quint and Blake have taken over majority ownership in 2012 and Quint currently serves as President. Chuck stays active with the organization and serves as Chairman of the Board. Shear Inc. has four subsidiary companies in the oil and gas industry and housing development.
Quint Shear states when elected president and chairman of the board of the Western Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association, a Grand Junction-based trade group of energy producers, contractors and vendors.
“The Shears have been involved with The Art Center for several years, helping to introduce it and its programs to many local corporations,” Silverman said.
Shear, Inc. was nominated by Camille Silverman, executive director of The Western Colorado Center for the Arts (WCCA). The Shears have been instrumental in funding many projects at The Art Center, including the exterior renovation of the building in 2009. They’ve also been involved in a variety of guest artist exhibitions over the years, and they have served on The Art Center board from 2011 – 2014 along with holding a position on the board development committee.